The Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-4 at PPG Paints Arena on Friday in the NHL.
In a busy first period, Phil Kessel, Jake Guentzel and Sidney Crosby scored for the Penguins to give them a 3-2 lead. Kyle Palmieri and Stefan Noesen scored for the Devils.
In the second period, Nick Bonino was extended the Penguins’ lead to 4-2 only for Beau Bennett to hit back for the Devils.
The third period saw the Penguins secure with the points courtesy of goals from Carter Rowney and Crosby. Palmieri again got on the score sheet for the Devils but it was not enough.
Speaking afterwards, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan singled out Crosby’s brace as the difference between the two sides on the night.
“We have some difference-makers,” Sullivan said.
“It starts with Sid. When you can build around a guy like that, I think that really makes your team better and the people around you better.”
Pittsburgh have now moved into second place in the Metropolitan Division, one point behind the Washington Capitals and one point ahead of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Penguins are now 6-1-1 in their past eight games.
All the other results from Friday in the NHL can be seen below:
New York Rangers 3-4 Florida Panthers (After penalties)
Calgary Flames 3-1 Dallas Stars
Anaheim Ducks 1-2 Buffalo Sabres (After penalties)